American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Scraps of broken or waste glass gathered for remelting, especially with new material.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In glass manufacturing, refuse and broken glass, especially crown-glass, collected for remelting.
- n. Same as culet, 2.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Broken glass for remelting.
- n. A small central plane in the back of a cut gem. See collet, 3 (b).
- Variant of collet. (Wiktionary)
- Probably alteration of collet, neck of glass left on the blowing iron, from French, collar, diminutive of col, neck, from Old French, from Latin collum; see kwel-1 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The example illustrating the environmental folly of recycling glass into cullet is well put, however a wealth of life cycle analyses of different material streams have been published, the majority of which suggest that recycling tends to be the preferred waste management option from an environmental perspective.”
“Eventually, the amount of CRT "cullet" - the crushed remains of trashed cathode ray tubes that are recycled - will outstrip demand, and the toxic screens will end up in landfills, explained Jeremy Gregory, a research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a co-author of a new paper on CRT recycling.”
“Eventually, the amount of CRT 'cullet' - the crushed remains of trashed cathode ray tubes that are recycled - will outstrip demand, and the toxic screens will end up in landfills, explained Jeremy Gregory, a research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a co-author of a new paper on CRT recycling.”
“Less than two years after its local launch, the private venture is now grinding thousands of tons of jars and bottles from a five-state area into a crushed glass product called cullet.”
“I think that clearly we are seeing eventually then also cullet, which is the broken glass and the post-consumer glass generally moving perhaps with some delay in line with what soda ash prices is doing so it would also eventually be affected.”
“The challenge is that the main ingredient in glass, sand, is plentiful and cheap _ often cheaper than cullet, which is glass that has been prepared for recycling.”
“The challenge is that the main ingredient in glass, sand, is plentiful and cheap - often cheaper than cullet, which is glass that has been prepared for recycling.”
“The company uses 40-45 % recycled cullet in the glass melt.”
“Thus, glass bottles may be washed out directly and returned to use, or glass bottles may be collected and crushed into cullet before the glass cullet is melted to make new glass containers.”
“We can presume that, at that moment in time -- with a limited number of areas of habitation -- intensive recycling of glass cullet was no longer done and that on the whole glassworking at Sagalassos had ceased.”
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